• May 10, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Over 128,000 fake comments against net neutrality have been sent to the FCC by bot

The FCC is being bombarded with fake comments, over 128,000 at last count, that all say the same thing attacking net neutrality. All this after Ajit Pai admitted in an interview that the FCC has an open mind and will listen to your comments. The news was first reported and spread by redditor smith7018 on Reddit … Continue reading “Over 128,000 fake comments against net neutrality have been sent to the FCC by bot”

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  • May 8, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Ajit Pai on whether your comments on net neutrality could change the FCC’s mind about repealing Title II: “We have an open mind”

Your comments to the FCC in support of net neutrality worked in 2015 and they will work again in 2017. Ajit Pai has confirmed that he is listening. In a recent interview with CNET’s Maggie Reardon, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai laid out his personal views on protecting the open internet and net neutrality in general. He said: … Continue reading “Ajit Pai on whether your comments on net neutrality could change the FCC’s mind about repealing Title II: “We have an open mind””

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  • May 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, advocates net neutrality without exception

The inventor of the web believes that net neutrality is under attack and that we, as internet users, need to fight for it. Sir Tim Berners-Lee sat down with Alex Springer’s CEO Mathias Döpfner in a recent interview to talk about many topics including net neutrality, internet censorship from countries, and fake news. Berners-Lee condemned countries like … Continue reading “Inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, advocates net neutrality without exception”

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  • May 2, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

These 9 Senators proposed a bill to kill net neutrality called the “Restoring Internet Freedom Act”

Senator Mike Lee from Utah, along with 8 other cosponsors, has introduced S.993: “A bill to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service” aka the Restoring Internet Freedom Act. Senator Lee’s plan is to forbid the FCC from … Continue reading “These 9 Senators proposed a bill to kill net neutrality called the “Restoring Internet Freedom Act””

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  • Apr 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Dear FCC: Destroying net neutrality is not “Restoring Internet Freedom”

Today, the FCC unveiled their official notice of proposed rule making, titled “Restoring Internet Freedom (doc),” that would end net neutrality as we know it in the United States. The FCC recently lost the ability to keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your private data. The proposal was announced by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai … Continue reading “Dear FCC: Destroying net neutrality is not “Restoring Internet Freedom””

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  • Apr 26, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai reveals proposal to reverse Title II and destroy net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed their official plan to get rid of net neutrality today. The plan is to bring ISPs out from under FCC regulation by reversing the Title II classification that allowed the FCC to enforce net neutrality principles. At a speech at the Newseum in Washington DC, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai … Continue reading “FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai reveals proposal to reverse Title II and destroy net neutrality”

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  • Apr 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

FCC’s grand net neutrality rollback plan includes having ISPs promise not to violate basic open internet principles

According to multiple sources on Capitol Hill, net neutrality is next on the chopping block for the FCC now that internet privacy rules have been repealed. The official plan could be unveiled as early as the upcoming April 20 FCC monthly meeting. Ajit Pai has discussed his plans with the telecom companies and internally at … Continue reading “FCC’s grand net neutrality rollback plan includes having ISPs promise not to violate basic open internet principles”

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  • Mar 29, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules

In stark contrast to Congress’s recent vote against the Internet privacy rights of American constituents, Minnesota’s state Senators have voted to add broadband privacy protections at the state level. The protections were added in an amendment to S.F. No. 1937, the Minnesota economic development budget bill, by Minnesota State Sen. Latz. This Internet privacy amendment was introduced as … Continue reading “Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules”

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  • Mar 29, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Dear Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34, protect #BroadbandPrivacy, and #KeepOurNetFree

President Donald Trump could and should veto a newly passed resolution which strips away Americans’ broadband privacy protections. In response to the 215-205 vote by the House of Representatives to pass S.J.Res.34 yesterday afternoon, Private Internet Access took out full page ads in The New York Times and The Washington Post to deliver a simple message … Continue reading “Dear Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34, protect #BroadbandPrivacy, and #KeepOurNetFree”

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  • Mar 28, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

House of Representatives votes 215-205 to do away with Broadband Privacy, allow ISPs to sell your private internet history

“The ayes have it.” Broadband Privacy has been dealt a blow in Congress with the recent repeal of online privacy protections by the FCC with a 215-205 vote. Since the online privacy protections were voted in by the FCC in 2016, ISPs and their lobbying organizations have been donating and posturing hard to dismantle Internet privacy and … Continue reading “House of Representatives votes 215-205 to do away with Broadband Privacy, allow ISPs to sell your private internet history”

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  • Mar 23, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history

Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier today, at 12:25 Eastern March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted on S.J.Res 34, and will use the Congressional Review Act to strip away broadband privacy protections that kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) … Continue reading “US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history”

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Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules

On March 23rd, 2017, the US Senate votes on S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away online privacy protections gained under the FCC and also disallow the FCC from enacting privacy rules in the future. The resolution, if passed along with its House counterpart and then signed into law, would pass the responsibility … Continue reading “Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules”

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Telecom lobby to FCC: “Web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.”

On March 16th, 2017, the CTIA filed a reply with the FCC claiming attempting to plead the case that “web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.” The former Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, now just the CTIA, represents telecoms such as AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. As the main 501(c)6 lobbyist … Continue reading “Telecom lobby to FCC: “Web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.””

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These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history

Most Americans don’t know that telecoms and internet service providers store the internet history of their users; even more don’t know that recently introduced legislation aims to do away with privacy protections on this high value data. For years, the telecom industry has lobbied the government for the ability to sell your internet history to … Continue reading “These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history”

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  • Feb 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you

Your Internet service provider’s (ISP) ability to not only spy on you, but to profit on that spying, has been upheld by the FCC. Ajit Pai, President Trump’s pick for the new FCC Chairman has made it clear that he is going to overturn wide-reaching data security and privacy order that the FCC had originally agreed upon … Continue reading “Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you”

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